Born sometime during the previous century, Nerine Dorman, who also writes under the pen name of Therése von Willegen, has a penchant for red wine, Earl Grey tea, cats, cemeteries and crumbling Victorian-era buildings. At present, she resides in Cape Town, South Africa, where she spends most of her free time knocking the written word into shape while she concocts tales of darkness, despair, and love lost and found.
Some of her favourite authors include Storm Constantine, Jacqueline Carey, Neil Gaiman, Poppy Z Brite, Hunter S Thompson and William S Burroughs.
Her preferred genres include urban fantasy, steampunk and horror, with a dash of contemporary erotic fiction when she’s in the mood.
When she isn't reading, editing or writing, her interests include music, magic, ancient Egypt, travelling, classic cars, photography, art and gardening. Nominally involved with the South African indie filmmaking scene, she is also a founding member of the Adamastor Writers' Guild and organises the annual SA HorrorFest Bloody Parchment literary event.
Apart from that, she is an experienced penguin wrangler, and, unlike her charges, doesn't bite...much.